26 ways Tories were told to clean up benefit sanctions – and they haven’t done any of them

Six months ago a damning report by MPs said the Tories should make 26 urgent reforms to the welfare system. Not a single one has happened

The Tories are still reeling from campaign that revealed more than 2,500 people died after being found fit for work.

Now the same activists who pushed for those figures have a new target in their sights.

Mike Sivier and Maggie Zolobajluk – who recruited a quarter of a million people in their last campaign – want the Tories to reform benefit sanctions.

A damning report by the Commons Work and Pensions Committee attacked the system in March and recommended 26 urgent reforms.

Six months have passed and not one of the reforms has happened.

The campaigners are now demanding two of the most desperate changes are put in place immediately, followed by the other 24.

They are a full review of sanctions, and for hardship payments to be handed out the day someone has their benefits withdrawn, not many days later.

In their petition – already signed by more than 3,000 people – the campaigners attack David Cameron’s punishing welfare cuts.

“Under your watch, Mr Cameron, too many people to whom you have a duty of care are needlessly suffering and dying,” they write.

Read what the 26 recommendations were here: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/26-ways-tories-were-told-6364780


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